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Cutting edge biological concepts delivered with a greater emphasis on evolution and a logical use of analogies. This textbook was written from the ground up to be an engaging and accessible learning tool with an emphasis on "how things work and why things happen the way they do." This Essentials textbook features a straightforward, clear writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance the content of the textbook. The strength of the second edition is the integration of many tools that are designed to inspire both students and instructors. The multi-media package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook to include high interest video clips and animations of key biological concepts.
Table of Contents
|The Science of Biology|
|The Chemistry of Life|
|Molecules of Life|
|Energy and Life|
|Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sun|
|How Cells Harvest Energy from Food|
|Foundations of Genetics|
|DNA: The Genetic Material|
|How Genes Work|
|The New Biology|
|Evolution and Natural Selection|
|Exploring Biological Diversity|
|Evolution of Microbial Life|
|Evolution of Plants|
|Evolution of Animals|
|Populations and Communities|
|Behavior and the Environment|
|How Human Influence the Living World|
|The Animal Body and How It Moves|
|The Path of Food Through the Animal Body|
|Maintaining the Internal Environment|
|How the Body Defends Itself|
|The Nervous System|
|Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body|
|Reproduction and Development|
|Plant Form and Function|
|Plant Reproduction and Growth|
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